What did you do to your Mustang today

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    worked on my son's 04 v6 auto today between the rain storms. got the oil changed and made his oil catch can ( made from parts from Home Depot) and installed it today. still have to do the cooling system with new hoses and t stat. new front brake pads coming up also. have the parts, just need the car and some lack of rain for abit.
     
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    Nice!!!!!!!!!
     
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    prior to the rain today, got the coolant system refreshed in the v6, along with new hoses, new radiator cap, cleaned the tank and a new 160 t-stat. cleaning that surface for the t-stat housing on the block side was a real fun deal with all the room there is to get scraper and stuff in there....NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    First coat of zinc done today:

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    keep us updated!!!
     
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    Did some wetsanding on all the oxydation on the 98 before work.
     
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    prepped and painted another 25mm rear sway bar to go in my car to replace the 25 I put on my son's car. the 27mm I had put on mine was hitting the panhard bar and I couldn't get it far enough back to give it clearance. picked up another used 25 and this one is a tubular bar, so saved some weight.
     
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    Can you make a list of catchcan parts?

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    Not today , but installed new egr and egr valve solenoid, plus painted the egr tube cover and strut tower brace[​IMG]

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    started with this:

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-1-4-in-Air-Compressor-Filter-HDA70403AV/100027474

    then got, at home depot, (Or lowes sells this also I think...possibly different manufacturer, but the same deal) got the fittings for both ends there..1/4 x what ever the hose is...think is it 3/8 (maybe 5/8, but think it is 3/8) which I got the hose there also. then just made a bracket to mount it where I wanted it. you will need two screws for the bracket to bolt to the unit...not sure on the size of those, I just kept trying out of my bolt barrel until I found two. you may want to find those at home depot while you are there as well. I did that the first one I made which was much easier. I made my bracket for my son's car out of a plastic piece I had that was L shaped and drilled two holes in it. the one for my car, I got an L-shaped piece of aluminum at home depot and cut it the size I wanted then drilled the two holes to mount it. I used the tube from the car with the hose I bought. also, I always glue the valve at the bottom to keep it from leaking. then you just unscrew the container and empty it and screw it back on. I like it since I can always easily see how much is in it.

    here is one I made for another car.



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    Nice, thanks gonna give this a try asap

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    cool. let me know how it goes. I have had the same one I made about 4 years ago in my car with no issues.
     
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    Did it have a warming on the bowl about synthetic oils?

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    don't recall seeing that on there or on the new one. not sure why that would be on there since it really is made for water. I will look the next time my son's car is here but that will be in about 3 weeks. his still has a label on it. whatever was on mine is long gone.
     
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    Installed this[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    nice!!!!
     
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    Think I'm gonna paint the blue part doesnt go with my color sceme at all

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